Monday, March 1, 2010

Same old stuff...

During the past 4 years, I have been taking Hydroxyurea as a chemo for my PV. There are few side effects known and it manages to keep my blood counts quite normal - platelets between 200 and 300 and RBC and WBC in the low-to-normal range. Monthly, I go to Clinic A and have my blood drawn and note any changes. There have been no other alternatives to this point, but the literature indicates growing interest in Interferon and other approaches to controlling PV.